THE DUST BOWL. An Illustrated History. Based on a Film by Ken Burns

San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2012. First edition. Hardcover. 4to. Signed by Ken Burns on a bookplate pasted to the half-title page. This book masterfully illuminates the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history. For almost a decade a devastation combination of drought, wind, and poor farming practices turned millions of acres of the Great Plains into a wasteland. Ceaseless "black blizzards" turned night into day, killed crops and livestock, threatened the lives of small children, and buried homesteaders' hopes under huge dunes of dirt. Complementing and expanding on Ken Burns's PBS documentary of the same title, this book captures the grand scale of the catastrophe. Illustrated. 231 pages. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. Item #15102
ISBN: 9781452107943

Price: $100.00

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